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January 29, 1968 Table Of Contents

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Footloose

Once famed only for borax and mules, Death Valley is blooming as a resort

By Anita Verschoth

Yesterday/The Gipper

The Day the Gipper Went Out to Win One for $200

Notre Dame myth and Hollywood corn made a football Galahad out of George Gipp, but Galahad had a practical side

By Rick Talley

No Mistakes

MAKE NO MISTAKES ABOUT IT

It goes in here and it comes out there. Pro football's scouts may not know how the computer works, but the feedback is taking chance out of the player draft

By Tex Maule

Passagemaker

A BOAT BUILT TO GO PLACES

Frustrated by the shortcomings of the average express cruiser and yearning for the freedom of sail without the work it entails, a retired Navy man found inspiration in a fisherman's flopperstopper for a motor vessel rugged enough to take him across any sea. In 50,000 miles of cruising, his 'Passagemaker' has set a new style in yachts

By Tom C. Brody

Part 3: The Running Of The Green

ULTIMATE TRIUMPH: THE OLYMPIC 1,500

The years of learning, of training, of agony and ecstasy came to a glorious peak at the Melbourne Games when Delany swept to victory

By Ron Delany

People

PEOPLE

Golf

Young tigers in the pro jungle

By Mark Mulvoy

Track & Field

Boos and a beating for Tommie

By Pete Axthelm

The Mouth

THE MOUTH OF THE SOUTH

Spouting Scripture instead of statistics, mixing Milton with backwoods banter, Bill Currie—a man sporting an omniscient memory and an omnipresent Piedmont drawl—inundates Carolina with play-by-plays on the air and everything from sermons to bawdy ballads off it

By Frank Deford

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

Basketball's Week

BASKETBALL'S WEEK

By Mervin Hyman

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Garry Valk

SCORECARD

A DANDY IN THE DOME

This season's best college basketball game was played before the sport's largest audience—watching (right) at the Astrodome, televiewing In 49 states—as Houston became the nation's top team, beating UCLA

By Joe Jares

NECK AND NECK AT KITZB√úHEL

After last weekend's Hahnenkamm, the Olympics begin to look like a horse race. Austria's Nenning won another downhill, Switzerland's Giovanoli another slalom, and Jean-Claude Killy leaped back to form

By Dan Jenkins

BOLD BOURKEY FOR JOHN MISHA

An 18-year-old figure skater from Montana put on a show in Philadelphia last week that wowed the crowd, shook up the judges and gave the world warning that it had better keep an eye on the U.S. at Grenoble

By Bob Ottum

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